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Genesis: Haibun of Jonathan McKeown


“For close to a decade, I have been reading Jonathan McKeown’s haibun, both as an editor and as a reader. Even now, after reading his collection Genesis, I am still in awe of the humanity Jonathan brings into his stories.”
— Mike Montreuil


No Man is an Island

. . . but for the human . . .
— Genesis 2:20

This morning I disturbed a grey heron’s reverie, walking out along the broken vertebrae of jagged rocks to Barlings Island. It watched a while, how far I’d come. Too close, evidently. Uplifting itself, banking into the breeze, it wafted off around the head, needing a certain distance to be at ease. Heron-like, I stood a while, beneath ashes of a Lenten moon . . . A pair of pied cormorant were fishing around the rocks, alternate heads, appearing, disappearing . . .

tyre tracks in the sand
a lobster shell, remains
of a fire

ISBN: 978-1-947271-91-3
Pages: 224
Size: 6″ x 9″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2022

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